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McCarthy, Alaska - Basic Facts

The McCarthy Census Designated Place had a population of 27 as of July 1, 2019. McCarthy ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for McCarthy is located at latitude 61.4333 and longitude -142.9217 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the McCarthy Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 149.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 1,398 feet.

The McCarthy Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418699) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The McCarthy Census Designated Place is located within the Copper River Census Subarea of Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McCarthy: Shushanna Junction.

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McCarthy, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

McCarthy, AK Housing Affordability Index is 0
State of Alaska Housing Affordability Index is 124
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

McCarthy, AK Wealth Index is 89
State of Alaska Wealth Index is 106
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 27 (100%)
Population in Households 27 (100.0%)
Population in Families 20 (74.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 0
Diversity Index2 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,143
Average Household Income $69,986
Per Capita Income $34,299
Wealth Index4 89

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 74 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15 (20.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 ( 5.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (74.3%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Housing Affordability Index3 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 19
Average Household Size 1.42
Family Households 11
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.39% -1.53%
Households -0.55% -1.08%
Families 6.77% -1.89%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

McCarthy, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McCarthy to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 318 10th
Population Density # 328 7th
Diversity Index # 162 54th
Median Household Income # 130 63rd
Per Capita Income # 71 80th

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